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Author Notes: Since meatloaf is not a common recipe in Holland (I never had it before, we make meat balls) I was not restricted with any do's, dont's, traditions or restrictions on this one. I combined two things I wanted to try for some time; ketchup and filled vine leafs. When I let my creativity run loose the idea of combining meat with blueberries popped up. Together with the raspberry ketchup, meat and vine leafs, a very tasty combination if I may say so. —Janneke Verheij
- 1 can tomatoes (400 gram)
- 2 shallots
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
- 1/4 cup raspberrry vinegar
- 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- pinches cinnamon
- small pinches clove
- Cut the shallots in half and put them in a pan (including the ones for the meat loaf). Cover them with oil, add a bay leaf, all the garlic cloves (also the ones for the meat loaf) and the coriander seeds. Bring the oil to a boil and leave it on your smallest fire until the shallots are soft. Don’t throw the oil away, you can just use it again.
- In a skillet bake the tomato paste until it smells sweet and add the tomatoes, the vinegar, the Worcestershire sauce, pepper, salt and sugar. Also add 4 of the poached garlic cloves and 2 shallots.
- Bring the sauce to a simmer and let it simmer until the sauce has the desired thickness. Blend it not entirely smooth in your food processor and set aside.
- 500 gram mixed beef and pork minced meat
- 1 egg
- 50 gram bacon in cubes
- 3 tablespoons homemade ketchup
- 2 shallots
- 3 garlic cloves
- 150 gram blue berries
- pepper and salt
- Clean your food processor, put in the bread and add a little milk to soak it. Add the egg, the remaining shallots, the garlic and the bacon and pulse it into a coarse paste.
- Add this mixture to the meat and add 3 tablespoons of the ketchup, season with salt and pepper. Mix it good together and as last, carefully mix in the berries.
- Preheat the oven to 180C / 360F
- Grease a cake tin and cover with vine leaves. Put the meat in the cake tin, don’t press it to hard so the texture stays a bit loose and cover it with more vine leafs. Cover the leafs with the ketchup and bake on 180C for one hour.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Meatloaf